As you can see, some waistcoats had sleeves.
The body of a man found drowned in the Sault St-Louis opposite the house of Andre Lamarre; approximately five feet and a half tall, long auburn hair with a braid held against the head with a rosary, a shirt of common linen, a pair of breeches of homespun linen, a white short waistcoat, another brown one and a waistcoat fastened with a double row of pewter buttons, blue leggings.
Parish of Saint-Antoine-de-Longueuil. 1747
Costume in New France, 1740-1760: A Visual Dictionary by Suzanne and Andre Gousse, page 66: